Last night proved to be another amazing night with the Rev, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band that is. As always Breezy was blazing on her washboard and the Rev showed his own amazing ability to play guitar. I have been a HUGE fan of the band for a number of years now. I think that the reason that I keep coming back for more is that they are just damn good.
Since I have been a fan for years there are some songs that I crave seeing at each show. While I will admit a little big of disappointment that I did not get to hear Mama’s Fried Potatoes, I was delighted that I got to hear Two Bottles of Wine. I also was very excited to hear some of their new tracks from the newest album So Delicious. Raise a Little Hell and Front Porch Train are quickly turning into new favorites. I have seen them both played live the last few shows that I went to.
As a fan I love the amazing interactions that you get to have The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. I was delighted to run into the Rev as I was walking into Knuckleheads. I got to have a short conversation with him about how I wished that I got to see them more these days. I feel blessed that I have been able to see them so many times but I would love to see them more. The Kansas City show did mark my fifth state to see them in. Yes I have seen them in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, and now Missouri.
I do have a slight request for the band if they are reading this….kids size shirts please please please. Yes, you have onesies but my little ones are far past the onesie stage and they are big damn fans.
In fact, just yesterday, I had the four of them in an antique store and my 5 year old, Huxley, looked up at a washboard on a wall and said “hey, it’s that instrument that Breezy plays.” Yes, he has no clue that a washboard was once used to wash clothes but instead he knows that it is the instrument of choice for Breezy. As a mom, even though the antique shop owner was looking at me oddly, this was a very proud moment and one that continues to make me believe that taking the kids to see live music in the summers has been one of the best decisions that I have made.
As for Knuckleheads, I must say that when I was inside this garage turned bar that I fell in love. The place is really cool. They have this amazing waist high bench where you can set your purse and beer while you dance. Seriously this is something that every single bar needs because I have never seen something so great. I am a girl and I always have my bag with me. Usually this makes for a painful night trying to dance and not knock someone out. However here I could just throw it down in front of me. Perfect!!! Also the beer selection was decent, yes I could drink some Boulevard Single Wide….and the food looked good (but I had just eaten some BBQ so I was not hungry!).